Half century of farming at Tea Tree

By JOHN HALL

MAURICE Barwick began his farming career at the age of nine. Then, as now, it was a great success.

“Dad gave me nine acres at ‘Merriworth’ in Tea Tree to plant my first crop of peas,” Maurice recalls of the time half a century ago. “They were grey peas for pigeon fanciers.  I sold them, with Dad’s help, for an incredible 700 pounds.”  That was as much as some farm workers then earned in a year.

Maurice with his wife Peggy in front of their beautiful sandstone fireplace.
Maurice with his wife Peggy in front of their beautiful sandstone fireplace.

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Junior soccer’s stylish swansong

By GRAHAM GILL

BEING the last year for our junior under 12 kids we thought we would do something special so they would take this experience away with them and have something to show for it other than trophies or medals.

We wanted to make them look professional and proud of their achievements and we came up with the idea of a team jacket.

The under-12 team proudly wearing their jackets.
The under-12 team proudly wearing their jackets.

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Governor visits Brighton and meets community members

BRIGHTON municipality welcomed the Governor of Tasmania Mr Peter Underwood and Mrs Frances Underwood for the first time to its community recently.

From left, the Governor of Tasmania  Peter Underwood with Rosie Engler, Janet Fedczyszyn, Mrs Frances Underwood and Kym Lynch.
From left, the Governor of Tasmania Peter Underwood with Rosie Engler, Janet Fedczyszyn, Mrs Frances Underwood and Kym Lynch.

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Brighton bypass: why we have fought so hard for it

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

WHILE we have seen many changes in the Brighton municipality over the past 10 -15 years or so, it is probably fair to say that none will affect our region as much as the new Brighton Bypass.

We have been talking about this major piece of infrastructure for our municipality for almost 30 years, and now that it is on the verge of completion, it is important to outline the major reasons why we have fought long and hard for the bypass to become reality. Continue reading “Brighton bypass: why we have fought so hard for it”